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Natural Alternative Strategies to the Top Ten Prescription Drugs – Part 1

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 10:36 AM

Article by Mark Anderson of Standard Process West  
and Kerry Bone of MediHerb. 
JAMA. 1998:279:1200 and 1216

Medications, potentially lifesaving when used against illness, also can be dangerous and sometimes lethal. The overall rate of serious adverse drug reactions (ADR’s) is 6.7% of hospitalized patients. 

Top 10 uses for Prescribed Drugs in the U.S. - Part 1

1. Cholesterol/Statins: Lipitor, Zocor, Crestor, Pravachol 
2. GERD/Heartburn: Prevacid, Nexium, Protonix 
3. Depression: Zoloft, Paxil, Wellbutrin, Lexapro, Celexa, Prozac 
4. Pain: Oxycontin 
5. Diabetes/Sugar Control: Glucophage 
6. Allergies/Antihistamines: Claritin, Allegra, Zyrtec 
7. Osteoarthritis: Celebrex, Vioxx (Rofecoxib)
8. Osteoporosis: Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva, Evista 
9. Sleep Disorders: Ambien, Lunesta, Nembutal, Seconal 
10. Asthma: Advair, Serevent, Foradil 

CHOLESTEROL 
- is not a deadly poison, but a substance vital to the cells of all mammals. There are no such things as good or bad cholesterol, but mental stress, physical activity and change of body weight may influence the level of blood cholesterol. A high cholesterol is not dangerous by itself, but may reflect an unhealthy condition, or it may be totally innocent. 

- A high blood cholesterol is said to promote atherosclerosis and thus also coronary heart disease. But many studies have shown that people whose blood cholesterol is low become just as atherosclerotic as people whose cholesterol is high. 

- Your body produces three to four times more cholesterol than you eat. The production of cholesterol increases when you eat little cholesterol and decreases when you eat much. This explains why the “prudent” diet cannot lower cholesterol more than on average a few percent. 

- There is no evidence that too much animal fat and cholesterol in the diet promotes atherosclerosis or heart attacks. For instance, more than twenty studies have shown that people who have had a heart attack haven’t eaten more fat of any kind than other people, and degree of atherosclerosis at autopsy is unrelated with the diet. 

- Cholesterol is an important part of our diet. It is essential to the proper function and structure of cell membranes. Bile acids are derived from cholesterol. 

- The liver, adrenals, sex glands, intestines, and event the placenta, manufacture cholesterol. 

- Cholesterol is best used as an indicator of other metabolic dysfunction. It should not be considered a disease by itself unless extreme, which suggests a familial cause. 

- Cholesterol is increased with endocrine (especially THYROID) hypofunction. Low levels are not necessarily desirable and are associated with increased incidence of malignancy and mental illness. 

PRODUCTS 
- A-F Betafood 
- Tuna Omega 3 Oil or Linum B6, or Black Currant Seed Oil 
- Cholaplex 
- Soy Bean Lecithin 
- Thytrophin PMG (if suspect thyroid)
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